Can you believe it’s been a year already?! Come out this Saturday and help us celebrate FIVE YEARS of Kimball House Rock!
It’s going down right here at the Kimall House – 2PM – No Cover – Good times!
UPDATE: Porta-potties will be on-site; now that’s the hallmark of an official music festival, see you there!
KIMBALL HOUSE ROCK 2014 LINEUP SET TIMES
2:00PM: Freddy Phatz
3:30PM – 3:50PM: Special Guest Set
4:00 PM – 4:10PM: Rio
4:20PM – 4:40PM: MC Everest
4:45PM – 5:05PM: Angel Katz
5:20PM – 5:40PM: Rich Jones
5:50PM – 6:10PM: Blake
6:15PM – 6:30PM: Blakkass Westley
6:30PM – 6:50PM: L.O.D
6:50PM – 7:10PM: Auggie the 9th
7:25PM – 7:45PM: Hurt Everybody
7:50PM – 8:20PM: DJ Moppy
8:30PM – 9:00PM: Surgery at the Hands of Machines
9:05PM – 9:35PM: Nunca Duerma
9:40PM – 10:10PM: Netherfriends
10:15PM – 10:45PM: Shazam Bangles
10:50PM – 11:30PM: Sev Seveer
11:30PM – 12:00AM: Fess Grandiose
This week, New Chi-t appeared on the front page of Chicago Reader. A collaboration between Netherfriends and a slew of Chicago artists, the project was featured in the Hip-Hop segment of The Reader’s Favorite Music of 2013:
Overlooked Chicago hip-hop | Leor Galil
Netherfriends, New CHI-t
Nomadic indie-popper Shawn Rosenblatt (aka Netherfriends) is no stranger to hip-hop: 2011’sNetherfriends Does Nilsson includes a wobbly, funky tune called “Full of It” with local MC ShowYouSuck. That track also appears on New CHI-t, a rap-centric collection of Netherfriends collaborations featuring local hip-hop acts such as the Whoevers, Fess Grandiose, and Impolite Society. Rosenblatt molds his psychedelic-tinged pop—sometimes peppy, sometimes wistful, sometimes both at once—into the foundation for fun hip-hop tracks. The Sublime-sampling “Summertime” in particular makes me yearn for warm-weather adventures even more than I usually do.
Animuse is a band from Chicago’s South Side, consisting of members Savier and Elishua. The duo have recruited Auggie the 9th and Blakkass Westley (Impolite Society) to jump on this powerful track from their latest offering, The Lucy List. With no visible sign of slowing down, Animuse is preparing to drop their full-length project, TRANSPIRE, later this year.
Come join us as we close out the Summer, it’s time once again for Kimball House Rock!
Video: FragD Films
Did someone say something about a heat wave? Be safe, folks, and stay cool this summer by throwing on that VHS copy of Do The Right Thing you have in the garage, or by playing this joint from Netherfriends and Auggie the 9th.
“Summer Sex” can be heard on New CHI-t, the Hip-Hop mixtape Netherfriends dropped at the beginning of the month- featuring guest appearances from a host of Chicago artists.
CHICAGO: Catch Netherfriends live at the Whistler on Monday, July 22. Free show! For show info, click here.
Netherfriends presents New CHI-t, a compilation of his collaborations with Chicago artists. All tracks recorded and mixed by Netherfriends at the Kimball House during the summer and fall of 2012.
Download: Netherfriends – New CHI-t
01. “I’m Gone” (feat. Fess Grandiose)
02. “Never Walk Out On You (feat. Impolite Society)
03. “Mattress” (feat. Fess Grandiose)
04. “Summer Sex” (feat. Auggie the 9th)
05. “Summertime” (feat. Jams Dean, Chandler London, & Auggie the 9th)
06. “Phoenix, AZ” (feat. Rich Jones)
07. “Full Of It” (feat. ShowYouSuck)
08. “Good Vibes” (feat. ShowYouSuck & Elee X)
09. “Jurassic Park V” (feat. theWHOevers)
10. “Numero Uno” (feat. Chandler London & Mig Mora)
11. “Frankfort, KY” (feat. Blakkass Westley)
12. “Ringpop” (feat. Rich Jones & Divino Nino)
13. “Monkey Man” (feat. Divino Nino)
Video: Griffin Thomas
The Chitown Cypher connects talented underground hip-hop artists, producers, and filmmakers in Chicago through organized freestyle events around the city. chitowncypher.com
Set downtown at Millenium Park, the June edition of Chitown Cypher features the adept acapella oratory of Auggie the 9th, Blakkass Westley (Impolite Society), Black Matt, and Fooch The MC.